North Carolina teacher vacationing in Mexico killed by drug traffickers, officials say

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Patrick Braxton-Andrew

A North Carolina teacher who went missing while on vacation in Mexico last month was allegedly killed by drug traffickers, Mexican state officials have confirmed. 

According to a Facebook page dedicated to locating him, 34-year-old Patrick Braxton-Andrew was last seen on Oct. 28 near the village of Urique in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. 

Braxton-Andrew’s death was linked to “a criminal organization that operates in the area where he was traveling,” the page stated. 

Chihuahua state governor Javier Corral Jurado also confirmed the teacher’s death on Facebook, writing that Braxton-Andrew “died at the hands” of known drug trafficker José Noriel “El Chueco” Portilo Gil.

Braxton-Andrew was a Spanish teacher at Woodlawn Middle School in Moorseville, WJZY reported. reported. 

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